Check out the animated show Bat out of Hell on Kickstarter!

Wiseblood report: late to post about Late to Love by Sam Rocha

Screen Shot 2014-09-06 at 9.47.13 AM

On August 28, 2014, Wiseblood Records released our inaugural collection of music, Late to Love, by Sam Rocha. Late to Love is musically inspired by the genealogy of soul music that scans the genres of spirituals, folk, gospel, country, R&B, blues, funk, jazz, hip-hop, neo-soul and nu-jazz. T-Bone Walker, Ray Charles, Gil Scott Heron, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, and Curtis Mayfield—with dashes of Willie Nelson and Pat Metheny—are the old foundation for something entirely new: Augustinian soul music.

Late to Love is an original concept album that performs a reading of Augustine’s Confessions through soul music. It is not a generic ode to a saint or holy person, nor it is a neutral and uncontroversial celebration of an important ancient book. From beginning to end Rocha offers a bold and fresh reading of Augustine’s Confessions where the form is the content, where melody and verse take the place of assertions and argument.

You can order up a copy here. I bought mine, and will post again after I’ve worked the envy out of my ears and given it a good listen or two. In the meantime, ol’ Cosmos the in Lost is mighty pleased. And you can give it a preview whirl here.

Comments

  1. Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says:

    Sam Rocha’s Late to Love — or, as I prefer to think of it, ‘Sam Rocha’s collection of samples from which I may construct the beats for my Thomistic hip-hop album’.

  2. Jonathan Webb says:

    Really? Amazing.

Speak Your Mind

*